Top 10 Architectural Highlights in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Its origins lie in the 12th century, when fishermen living along the banks of the River Amstel built a bridge across the waterway near the IJ, then a large saltwater inlet. Most of the city’s territory is below sea level and therefore it lies on land that has been reclaimed from the water. Amsterdam is all about practical urban planning, amazing cycling infrastructure, tulip-lined canal bridges and old merchant houses tilt at impossible angles.

Below a list with the Top 10 Architectural Highlights in Amsterdam:

1. NEMO Science Center

Architect: Renzo Piano
Location:
Oosterdok 2, Amsterdam
Year: 1997

2. Anne Frank House

Architect: Dirk van Delft
Location:
Prinsengracht 263-267, Amsterdam
Year: 1635

3. Amsterdam Eye Museum

Architect: Delugan Meissl Associated Architects
Location:
 IJpromenade 1, Amsterdam
Year: 2012

4. ARCAM

Architect: René van Zuuk
Location:
Prins Hendrikkade 600, Amsterdam
Year: 2003

5. Borneo + Sporenburg Bridges

Architect: West 8
Location:
Panamakade 144, Amsterdam
Year: 2000

6. ING House

Architect: Van Schooten Architecten
Location:
Amstelveenseweg 500, Amsterdam
Year: 2002

7. iJ Tower

Architect: Neutelings & Riedijk
Location:
Oostelijke Handelskade 1213, Amsterdam
Year: 1998

8. Stedelijk Museum

Architect: Benthem Crouwel Architekten
Location: 
Museumplein 10, Amsterdam
Year: 2012

9. House Borneo

Architect: TEKTON Architecten
Location: Zeeburg, Amsterdam
Year: 1999

10. Rijksmuseum Asian Pavilion

Architect: Cruz y Ortiz Arquitectos
Location:
Museumstraat 1, Amsterdam
Year: 2013